Fire at Carlow Hospital quickly brought under control

Date Published : November 1st, 2016    Published By : admin

FIVE Units of Carlow County Fire Service tackled a fire at a building attached to St. Dymphna’s Hospital in Carlow overnight. It’s believed the fire occurred at around 1am.

Photo: Richard Timmins

The area of the hospital which was on fire was a non-patient area of the hospital which is located on the Athy road in Carlow town.

Two Units of Carlow town (CW11) fire station were assisted by units from Bagenelstown CW12 and one Tullow CW13.

Photo: Andrew Power

Firefighters managed to bring the fire under control quickly.

Photo: Richard Timmins

The fire brigade turnout to the incident was said to be two appliances (Fire Tenders), a water tanker and an hydraulic platform from Carlow town, one appliance and a water tanker from Bagenelstown and two appliances from Tullow.

Photo: Andrew Power

A Senior Fire Officer was also at the scene. It is understood local fire crews left the scene at around 3.30am.

Photo: Declan Keogh

Gardaí remain at the scene this morning and the area is cordoned off.

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